Do you need an inkjet, laser, or LED printer
Inkjet vs Laser: Which Printer Is Right For You
For hardcopy (printed) output, you need some kind of printer attached to your computer (or available over a network). The most common type of printer for home systems is the color printer. These printers form the image on the page by spraying tiny droplets of ink from the print head. The printer needs several colors of ink (cyan, yellow, magenta, and black) to make color images. Some photo-quality ink jet printers have more colors of ink.
HP LaserJet 4100 Series - Printer Works
Laser printers are faster than ink jet printers. Their speed is rated in (). Laser printers are more expensive than ink jets, but they are cheaper to run in the long term if you just need good quality black & white pages.